Science & Discovery Month
Harness Friendship Four 2022
The Harness Friendship Four tournament returns with two action-packed days of world-class ice hockey in Belfast over Thanksgiving weekend (25-26 November 2022).
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Discover the Programme
A packed programme of workshops, shows and events will highlight innovation and discovery in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Discover some of the highlights below, or head to the news section for full event listings and information.
Daily Science Shows
Throughout November, W5
Throughout November, W5’s interactive daily science shows bring learning to life with fun and interactive demonstrations that will excite and inspire audiences of all ages, with a range of shows exploring STEM and sport themed subjects.
STEM Pathways: Building the Future
Thursday 17 November, W5
W5 invites Year 10 students to a live interactive event to promote careers in construction. Students will hear the latest information on the Northern Ireland construction industry, find out about careers within the sector as well as hearing about the various routes into relevant courses and training to gain full-time employment. They will have the opportunity to attend hands-on workshops hosted by Belfast Met as well as hearing from guest speakers from the construction education sector.
This event is FREE of charge and participating schools may be eligible for free transport. To book places please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Bridge to France – Programme Launch
Supported by The British Council
Thursday 17 November, W5
Join W5 and the British Council for the launch of an innovative primary schools’ programme ‘A Bridge to France’, which aims to inspire engagement with languages and STEM. The programme will bring together French celebrations, customs, culture, and language, with the discovery of the amazing engineering involved in designing some of the famous structures throughout France, such as the Eifel Tower or the Millau Viaduct – the tallest bridge in the world!
Running over four months, the programme will culminate with a celebration event in W5 where schools will use their skills and knowledge gained over the course of the programme to compete to build the most outstanding 'Bridge to France'.
For further information, please contact email@example.com
STEM Pathways: Creating a Sustainable Future
Thursday, 24 November 2022, W5
Year 11-14 students will discover the latest practices and principles being used in Northern Ireland to enable us to meet the environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies. Over 14 proactive companies will share their passion and dedication to achieve a cleaner environment and workplace. These representatives from the sustainability community will present valuable practical solutions and debate topical issues on the most pressing aspects of sustainability in our nation.
Pupils will have the opportunity to network with inspiring leaders, movers, and shakers from across the entire sustainability ecosystem, with a guest speaker and Q&A sessions, as well as a jobs fair, offer a chance to chat informally to companies in attendance.
This event is suitable for Year 11-14 students and is FREE to attend. To book places, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Public event in partnership with the Centre for Community Archaeology at Queen’s University Belfast
Saturday 26 November, 11am-4pm, W5
Discover the skills of our Ancestors through Experimental Archaeology with the Centre for Community Archaeology (CCA) at Queen's University Belfast. Experimental archaeology enables people to directly interact with the skills that were used by our ancestors in the past. Replicating ancient technologies and techniques is a fun and informative aspect of archaeology that adds a whole new dimension into our understanding of how people produced their tools and commodities.
Led by the CCA's Brian Sloan, members of the public will have the opportunity to learn and carry out a traditional skill such as pottery making, willow weaving and flint knapping.
This event is FREE with admission to W5 but requires registration
Cara Group Travel continues its long-running partnership with Harness Friendship Four to help visitors from the four U.S college teams and their families with their travel needs for the tournament.
Be part of the action and join the thousands of fans descending into Belfast over the Thanksgiving weekend in 2022! Join your team on Thanksgiving weekend of 2022 when they travel to Belfast to compete in the Friendship Four tournament at The SSE Arena, Belfast.
The weekend promises high-energy on-ice action and fierce competition as the four teams battle it out for the prestigious Belpot Trophy.
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